"Douala, in the center of Bonanjo district, the regional office of Kenya Airways is open from May 8 2007. The ticket offices of the agency are open and fully functional," Cameroonian national radio reported on Wednesday. The business still continues in the agencies of Kenya Airways in Cameroon, despite last weekend's air crash in Mbangapongo near the country's commercial capital of Douala,
"The clients filing in the agencies could purchase an air ticket, ask for information about the flights and reserve a place, " the radio said.
On the ground floor of the Kenya Airways' agency in Douala, everything is going on as usual. The receptionist is very much in demand, receiving and providing information to one another.
"The company is certainly shocked, but it should not close the ticket office or cancel the flights. It is out of question that we have cancelled the voyages which had been planned because of the air crash. We travel for our business," one client said.
"If we don't travel to look for the goods, our business will get worse," said another client outward bound to Guangzhou, China, while some others complained about the delay of the flights which were scheduled for May 7.
The complaints show Kenya Airways' importance in Cameroon for its connection and particularly for the flights to the Asian countries.
As to last Saturday's air crash, the company sets up an information center for the families and relatives of the victims. Some psychologists and consultants could also be found in the information center for the benefits of people who are concerned in the air crash.
In Cameroon, Kenya Airways is going through the crisis caused by the crash of its Boeing 737-800 with 114 people aboard among whom nobody has been found survived so far.